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Dry Leaves Reveal Past Climate Conditions

Dry Leaves Reveal Past Climate Conditions

Accurate measurements better reconstruct ecosystem environments.

Dry Leaves Reveal Past Climate Conditions

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 10:45

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  1. Herbarium - A collection of preserved whole plants or parts of plants.
  2. Plant biologist - Scientists who study topics such as how plants evolved on Earth, their structure, how they grow and develop, and how they interact with the environment.
  3. Leaf shrinkage - The process that occurs once leaves are removed from a plant, causing them to lose water and degrade and shrink in size.

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Dry Leaves Make for Juicy Science

The University of Arizona – Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Benjamin Blonder, The University of Arizona

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